The 2015 version of ISO 9001, the most widely used management standard in the world, contains major changes compared with previous versions, but with no real schism in terms of broad principles. It still focuses on helping managers control their market better and enabling them to improve performance. Make sure you hold all the cards for a successful transition!
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Which standard takes account of the needs and expectations of customers, employees and of the organization?
ISO 9001! With more than 1.1 million certificates issued, ISO 9001 is a proven basis for ensuring that customers’ (or users’) needs are properly taken into account and that organizations can meet them in an appropriate and consistent way. But why has it been revised? What are the main changes? How to prepare for your transition audit? Find out more…
Following release of the 2015 versions of ISO 9001 (Quality) and ISO 14001 (Environment), the 1.5 million public and private enterprises and organizations using the previous versions have taken their first steps in the transition. All the possible migration solutions are available to you.
With virtually the same revision schedule, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 offer a greater number of users – SMEs and very small entities as well as large groups – the opportunity to dovetail their quality and environmental approaches.
In strengthening strategic direction, giving meaning to continual improvement approaches, optimizing resources, and identifying major challenges, the “combined” approach leads to improved performance.
Another argument in its favour is its significant impact on economic performance of enterprises, which on average report a 16% increase in turnover (study by the Organizational Performance Chair, Paris-Dauphine University).
In their new versions, ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 adopt the same so-called high level structure (HLS), with 60% of requirements being common elements, so enabling increased agility.